LGBTQ, Transgender

ANTI-TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS ARE SUITING UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS THEIR BATTLE ROYAL | OPINION

ANTI-TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS ARE SUITING UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS THEIR BATTLE ROYAL

hile transgender people’s visibility in American politics and culture may be relatively new, we are far from new to the medical and scientific mainstream. Our identities, including those that are neither male nor female, are validated across the academic world, and transition-related health care is recognized throughout the medical mainstream as safe, effective and necessary.

Recently, however, a cast of reactionaries, fundamentalist zealots and conversion therapy hucksters rejected this consensus in the opposition to Aimee Stephens, a Michigan woman at the center of a landmark Supreme Court case. In 2013, Stephens was fired from her job at a funeral home after she came out as transgender and began presenting as a woman at work. In briefs submitted to the nine justices, activists and organizations on the fringes of American life are attempting to make a case about trans employment into a case about trans existence.

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It’s not bigotry if it’s done with the right intentions…

Groups argue law doesn’t protect transgender woman from workplace bias

Washington — More than three dozen groups, from Christian colleges to feminists, filed friend-of-the-court briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to side with a Michigan funeral home business that fired a transgender employee who dressed as a woman.

Groups supportive of R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes in Garden City say a ruling for the transgender employee, Aimee Stephens, would burden religious liberty and employment law, erode expectations of privacy and undermine equal opportunities for women and girls.

One little piece of this puzzle is carefully hidden in plain sight…

“Walberg and his colleagues maintain that Title 7 does not expressly include sexual orientation or gender identity as protected classes, and that the legislative history doesn’t support the view the law was meant to protect them.”

I don’t believe it beyond credible to say Transgender people may be the target today, but these individuals see LGB people with a huge target on their backs and are aiming to kill us all both figuratively and literally.

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LGBTQ, Transgender

Respect a transgender person’s desired names, pronouns and identity: Readers sound off

Respect a transgender person’s desired names, pronouns and identity: Readers sound off.

Readers respond to Jay Keck’s column, “My daughter thinks she’s transgender. Her public school undermined my efforts to help her,” about his child’s transition.

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Trump’s fight to make transgender discrimination legal may make all sex discrimination legal again

Trump’s fight to make transgender discrimination legal may make all sex discrimination legal again

In a new Supreme Court filing, the administration argued that using gendered stereotypes as a basis for hiring or firing should be legal.

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The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Just For Being Transgender

The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Just For Being Transgender

A brief filed by the Justice Department says federal law offers no protection to transgender workers who endure discrimination because of their gender identity.

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Trump wants to deny transgender rights on religious grounds. But what if gender identity, itself, is a matter of the soul?

Trump wants to deny transgender rights on religious grounds. But what if gender identity, itself, is a matter of the soul?

IN LATE MAY — just before the start of Pride Month — the Trump administration formally announced its intent to allow medical practitioners and health insurers to legally discriminate against transgender people.

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